How to work with me
I’m excited you’ve made it here. Thank you for taking this step to help yourself grow and get more of what you’re wanting from life.
I'm lucky enough that a lot of people want to work with me—more people than I'm able to take on as clients. So, I'm going to be clear about who I'm best suited to help. These aren't absolute rules, but I specialize in people who...
- Identify as an 'N' type in Myers-Briggs (i.e., abstract, big picture people who tend to be ambitious overthinkers with a variety of interests). In particular, I specialize in ENTP's, INTP's, INFJ's, INTJ's, and ENFP's. (Not sure of your type? Take my test);
- Are less interested in operating within traditional structures in traditional ways (i.e., I specialize in people whose main goal right now is not to make as much money as possible or to move as high as they can up the ladder of a large corporation);
- Are entrepreneurs / freelancers / founders / career-changers / oppression-dismantlers, or want to move in that direction;
- Feel driven to help others (i.e., I specialize in people who want coaching not just to improve their own lives but to prepare them to make a positive impact on their communities or the world);
- See themselves as right on the cusp (i.e., I specialize less in people who feel completely hopeless & empty and more in people who want to take action but feel like there's something holding them back).
If those things don't describe you, please still feel free to apply (sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised by matches I wouldn't have predicted).
Also, there's nothing at all wrong with, for example, feeling completely hopeless or prioritizing moving up as high as you can on the corporate ladder (I empathize with the latter desire especially for people with historically-marginalized identities like BIPOC).
However, based on my skillset and life experiences, I'm probably not the ideal coach for you. It's important to me that you get the help you need, and you'll probably benefit more from looking elsewhere.
Still with me?
Below, I’ll answer some of the most common questions you might have; then, I’ll explain several different ways you can work with me.
How can I work with you? How much do you charge?
Thanks for your interest in coaching with me. Below you'll find information on several types of offerings: one-on-one coaching, group coaching & workshops, and my blog.
I've thought a lot about the most logical, fair, and ethical way to price my services.
Conversations about money tend to bring out a lot of feelings (on both sides), and I want to approach that complexity with the nuance and care it deserves.
So, my pricing model requires just a little more work to understand than "pay me $X," but I hope you'll be willing to spend a few minutes reading through it.
If you're curious, I wrote a whole blog post where I break down in detail how I arrived at this set of policies, but below are the cliffsnotes.
My goal is to be able to serve a variety of people in my practice—including people from groups who have typically had less access to coaching.
At the same time, this is my primary source of income and I need to be able to run a sustainable business.
Here's the model I've arrived at:
Sliding-scale (variable pricing):
I offer the same service at multiple prices based on need. I’m relying on the honor system, and paying the highest price you can afford allows me to offer the lower-cost options to people who couldn't otherwise afford coaching.
Pay for sessions in bundles of three:
This simplifies payments for both of us, and I've found that it makes our relationship feel less transactional. Plus, it takes at least a few sessions to really begin to see the effects of coaching. (Yes, you’ll likely leave even the first session with some powerful insights, but real transformation takes time.) If paying for three sessions at once feels challenging for you, let's talk about it.
First session is free:
Before asking you to pay anything, let's make sure we're the right fit for each other. So much of coaching comes down to trust, chemistry, and connection. Each coach has a different style, so I want to make sure you feel comfortable with mine.
Commit to at least two sessions per month:
Most of my clients choose to see me every week, but I've found that twice a month is the *minimum* cadence necessary for the strong relationship that I build with my clients. It helps me feel aware of what's going on in your life so I'm better able to support you. And, you'll make faster progress toward your goals.
Most importantly, let’s be real with each other:
I’m not a big faceless corporation charging one fixed price for a product, and you’re a complex human with a lot of different types of expenses in your life. It’s often uncomfortable to talk about money, but let’s have a real authentic conversation about what you can afford that’s fair to both of us. Let's come at this as a team trying to solve a challenge together.
My Sliding Scale
These numbers and rules aren’t set in stone. But it's hard to answer if I just ask you which number feels right. So, I've offered some tangible examples to make it easier (and there's some wiggle room around the salary ranges if you have a lot of other non-luxury expenses, e.g., out-of-pocket medical costs).
Please do your own research if you'd like a comparison for coaching rates, but I can tell you that $200-500 USD is a common price charged by my peers with similar experience and credentials.
Here are my rates for a 50-minute session (again, this is the same service being offered at each price tier):
Which one best describes your situation?
- You regularly make virtually any type of purchase (excluding major ones like cars) without needing to save up
- You're in a financial position to pay this rate, which allows me to offer coaching to an additional client from a marginalized background at a greatly reduced price
- You make roughly: $170,000 or higher USD per year (before tax, including bonuses, etc.)
(standard rate A)
- You regularly make $200+ USD purchases (beyond necessities like groceries) without needing to save up
- You can afford to go on an international vacation every year (staying at hotels, eating out)
- You make roughly: $120,000 or higher USD per year (before tax, including bonuses, etc.)
(standard rate B)
- You regularly make $50+ USD purchases (beyond necessities like groceries) without needing to save up
- You can afford to go on a modest vacation every few years (staying at hotels, eating out)
- You make roughly: under $120,000 USD per year (before tax, including bonuses, etc.)
(reduced rate, limited slots)
- You identify as part of a historically marginalized group such as LGBTQIA+ or BIPOC (or the equivalent in your country, i.e., systemic discrimination based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability status, etc.)
- You have very little disposable income available after paying for basic necessities (rent, utilities, groceries, etc.)
- You make under $50,000 USD per year (before tax, including bonuses, etc.)
(special rate, typically waitlist only)
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